Woman raped, kidnapped from Olympia group home


Olympia police arrested a 24-year-old man Sunday on suspicion of kidnapping and raping a woman after he tied her up and took her from an Olympia group home where she works.

The woman told police that she was kidnapped by a former employee of the group home about 2:15 a.m. Sunday. She said that she let the man in when he knocked on the door of the group home on Ensign Road because she recognized him as a former employee.

Colin McCullough allegedly admitted to the rape when arrested outside his home Sunday morning, “to humiliate her” during the robbery of the group home, “and keep her from reporting the incident to police,” court papers state.

McCullough also said he had been planning the robbery for weeks, and learned how to tie someone up from watching YouTube videos, according to court papers.

A judge ordered McCullough held at the Thurston County Jail Monday on suspicion of first-degree rape, first-degree kidnapping, first-degree robbery and second-degree assault. Thurston County Superior Court Judge Christine Schaller set McCullough’s bail at $100,000, and said his release would be “a high risk for the safety of our community.”

The victim said the McCullough pulled her into a garage at the group home, assaulted her, tied her up, then returned to the home to take a small amount of cash that belonged to the residents. She said McCullough then took her to a secluded location off of Ensign Road in northeast Olympia, where he sexually assaulted her. The woman was able to escape after several hours.

The woman sustained injuries during the attack and was treated and later released Sunday from Providence St. Peter Hospital.